New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has landed a book deal with Times Books to write about the making of Network, a 1976 film that won four Academy Awards and coined the handy phrase, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Above, we’ve embedded a short clip from the film–it’s a timely piece of cinematic history. Daniel Greenberg of the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency negotiated the deal with Times Books editorial director, Paul Golob.
Here’s more about the book, from the release: “Itzkoff has long been fascinated by the life and career of screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (who also wrote Marty and The Hospital), and will be drawing on previously unpublished archival material and other original reporting to create a full and revelatory portrait of the movie … Itzkoff will recount the creation of Network from its first stirrings in Chayefsky’s mind to its casting and production to its critical acclaim, capturing the mid-1970s in much the same way as Sam Wasson captured the early 1960s in his 2010 bestseller Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.”
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